However, the election of John McCain will probably mean better federal court judges and appointments to the Supreme Court.Voting for a 3rd party candidate may help the growth of 3rd parties which is so desperately needed in our political process. I discuss this in greater depth in the current issue of The Victory Report which is at the printer now. If you would like a copy when it is returned from the printer email me your address at, http://email@example.com/.
It is interesting that Jews are facing the same kind of dilemma. The Jewish Week reports that Jews, nationwide are terrified of Sarah Palin.Below I am posting some interesting quotes from the September 10th edition by their Washington correspondent James Besser. Even the title of the article is reveals the attitude Jews have for traditional values based Americans.
Small-Town Palin Big Problem For Jews
"John McCain’s selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate may be the biggest boost yet to his presidential campaign — but it could cripple his aggressive and, until now, promising outreach to Jewish swing voters. Voters like former New York Mayor Ed Koch.“Governor Palin scares the hell out of me,” Koch told The Jewish Week . . .
"He said that while he swung to the GOP in 2004 because he regarded President Bush as the best choice on national security and Israel-related matters, “I do not find any real difference in [Obama and McCain’s] positions on these issues.“But, Koch continued, “I do find enormous differences on domestic issues — which are also part of defending America, including the issues of abortion rights, gay rights and the right to privacy."
"Koch said aloud what many Jewish politicos are saying privately: Palin’s selection, while solving in one dramatic move McCain’s problem with the religious right, may torpedo McCain’s unusually strong support from Jews.“To think that if McCain is president and, God forbid, dies in office — when you examine her record it is an absolutely miserable one on the domestic issues that are so important to Americans, to Jewish voters and to me,” he said . . .
"Analysts describe the selection of the unknown, relatively inexperienced Palin as a bold gamble that has galvanized an Evangelical electorate that never warmed to McCain’s candidacy and badly undercut Democratic nominee Obama’s own pitch to that segment.“Palin is really an X-factor in this campaign,” said University of Virginia political scientist Larry Sabato who directs the school's Center for Politics. “We already know she has energized the base, which has never liked McCain. She’ll prove very popular in Western states and rural areas, maybe eliminating any chance of Obama carrying Montana, North Dakota and others.”
". . . some top Jewish Republicans privately concede that the Palin nomination is, at best, not a plus with Jewish voters, and very likely a minus with that small segment of Jews considered swing voters.“I’d have to say the jury is out on the impact of this nomination on our Jewish efforts,” said a leading Jewish Republican who asked that his name not be used. “At this point, I think you can say that she’s not going to hurt significantly.”Many experts disagree, saying Palin’s blend of old-fashioned, anti-urban, anti-intellectual populism and a slashing, religion-based “culture wars” ethic will scare Jewish voters and cut deeply into McCain’s claim to be a GOP moderate and maverick.
"Jonathan Sarna, a Jewish history scholar at Brandeis University, said Palin “harkens back to a populist tradition that is alien to most Jews — the world of guns, of anti-urban small towns, the world where women are proud to compare themselves to pit bulls. Pit bulls are not a symbol American Jews tend to admire.”"Sarna said that imagery, effectively evoked by Palin during her acceptance speech at last week’s Republican National Convention, could pay dividends with millions of rural and small-town evangelical voters who distrusted McCain, but it may produce a “visceral discomfort” among the Jews his campaign hoped to attract — political independents or Democrats uneasy with the Obama nomination.
"Palin, he said, is the real thing, not just another wealthy suburban Republican pretending to be part of the NASCAR and NRA set."We’ve seen many candidates who have used populist themes,” Sarna said. “President Bush could talk the talk, but everybody knew he was a rich kid from somewhere else. She really is from that world; that’s who she is.”“We’ve never seen a candidate like this,” said presidential historian Allan Lichtman, author of the recent book “White Protestant Nation: The Rise of the American Conservative Movement.
”Lichtman called Palin a “cultural warrior who looks and sounds different, who is almost in the tradition of the old populists like [turn-of-the-20th century Kansan] Mary Ellen Lease, who said ‘raise more hell and less corn.’ And yet, at the same time, she is a very modern cultural warrior. This is something new in modern American politics.”That combination, he said, will be “chilling for Jewish voters.”
Michael Kazin, a Georgetown historian and author of several books about American populism, said Palin’s mix of traditional populism and religious right themes is not new, but it comes in a different package.“It seems new because it’s a good-looking woman from Alaska, a mother of five, who is saying these things,” he said. “But these are themes that have been struck from at least Sen. Joe McCarthy.”Jewish voters have traditionally been turned off by such views."
This is the meat of the article, however, if you would like to read the whole article click here http://www.thejewishweek.com/viewArticle/c39_a13405/News/International.htmlThis article is very revealing as it shows the attitude Jews have for traditional American values. As a people they hate your guns, they hate your values, they hate you political views of self-government and they hate your God.I know someone well say, "So what they are only about 2% of the population!" But their dominance in the news media and the entertainment media means they have tremendous power to influence the thinking, values and morals of the American people - especially young people. Even our modern preachers have come under their influence. We are indeed in a culture war but the masterminds of the war against our European/Christian morals, values and faith comes from Jewry and their Talmudic religion.